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Avoiding the Scammers: A Guide to Spotting Red Flag Construction Companies

Are you considering a construction project, but nervous you’ll choose a “bad” one? With so many horror stories out there, it can be difficult to know who you can trust.


At Revord Builders, integrity and transparency are the forefront of all we do – So we’re spilling allll the tea & sharing the top 5 biggest red flags YOU can use to spot the scammers!



1. Check their qualifications and experience. Make sure the construction company you choose has the necessary licenses, insurance, and bonds. They should also have experience working on projects similar to yours and be able to provide references.


2. Look at their portfolio. A reputable construction company should be able to provide a portfolio of their past work. This will give you an idea of the quality of their work and help you to see if their style and approach align with your vision for your project.


3. Have a clear and detailed contract. Before starting any work, make sure you have a clear and detailed contract that outlines the scope of the project, the timeline, and the budget. This will help to ensure that there are no misunderstandings or surprises down the road.


4. Communicate openly and frequently. Good communication is key to any successful project. Make sure the construction company you choose is responsive to your questions and concerns, and that they keep you informed about the progress of the project.


5. Seek out reviews and testimonials. Ask for recommendations from friends, family, or professionals in the industry, and look for online reviews of the construction company. This will give you an idea of what other people have experienced when working with the company.


Now that you know the biggest red flags, if you’re curious what the green ones look like, checkout our previous blog, “Constructing Your Vision: A Guide to Picking the Right Builder,” here!


As a family-owned business, we prioritize people over profit, and we are committed to providing you with clear and realistic estimates, based on a thorough understanding of the scope of your project. We will never pressure you to make a decision quickly, and we will always be transparent about our pricing, materials, and timelines. We will provide you with detailed invoices and receipts and will always be available to answer any questions you may have.


If you're looking for a construction company that you can trust, give us a call at (989) 254-6020 to schedule a consultation and let us help you make your vision a reality!


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